Geoffrey Rhodes Bromet

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Air Vice Marshal
Sir Geoffrey Bromet
KBE CB DSO DL
Royal Air Force 1939-1945- Coastal Command CH7025.jpg
Air Vice-Marshal Bromet, AOC No 19 Group, and his SASO (Senior Air Staff Officer), Group Captain H Brackley, review U-boat positions in the new underground Area Combined Operations HQ at Mount Wise, Plymouth, August 1942
18th Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man
In office
1945–1952
Monarch George VI
Preceded by Earl Granville
Succeeded by Sir Ambrose Dundas
Personal details
Born Geoffrey Rhodes Bromet
28 August 1891
Died 16 November 1983
Nationality British
Spouse(s) Jean Conan Doyle
Military service
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Air Force
Years of service 1904-1945
Rank Air Vice Marshal
Commands No. 1 Squadron RNAS
No. 8 Squadron RNAS
Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment
No. 19 Group
No. 247 Group
Battles/wars World War I
World War II

Air Vice Marshal Sir Geoffrey Rhodes Bromet KBE CB DSO, DL (28 August 1891 – 16 November 1983) was an Air Vice Marshal during World War II and a former Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man.

RAF career[edit]

Bromet attended the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth and then served as a Flight Commander in the First World War being commended for his service in Gallipoli in 1915 and later commanding No. 1 Squadron RNAS and then No. 8 Squadron RNAS.[1] In 1919 he was commissioned permanently as a Major in the RAF.[1] After commanding the Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment, he was appointed Senior Engineering Staff Officer at Headquarters Coastal Area in 1931, Senior Air Staff Officer at Headquarters RAF Middle East in 1933 and Senior Air Staff Officer at Headquarters RAF Coastal Command in 1936.[1]

He served in World War II as Air Officer Commanding No. 19 Group and then as Air Officer Commanding No. 247 Group before retiring at his own request in 1945.[1]

In 1945 he was appointed Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man and served until 1952.[2]

His second marriage was to Air Commandant Dame Jean Conan Doyle, daughter of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Military offices
Preceded by
G H Boyce
Air Officer Commanding No. 19 Group
1941 - 1943
Succeeded by
B E Baker
New title
Group established
Air Officer Commanding No. 247 Group
1943 - 1945
Succeeded by
H F G Southey
Government offices
Preceded by
Earl Granville
Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man
1945–1952
Succeeded by
Sir Ambrose Dundas